February 2015 Archive

Pain and Suffering vs. Other Damages
The Difference Between Pain & Suffering and Other Damages

If you've ever been involved in a legal case, or have even watched a TV show about lawyers, you may have heard legal jargon bandied around by those involved. Maybe you've heard things like "punitive damages" or "pain and suffering," but no one has ever really explained what those terms mean – until now.

When Ramps Turn Risky
When Ramps Turn Risky

Ramps are more than just inclined planes: these devices make the world a more accessible place for all. New legislation promoting accessibility, like the Americans with Disabilities Act, is paving the way for ramps to become more commonplace in our society. Ramps are now required for all new public construction projects in the United States.

The Amazing History of Windshield Wipers
The Incredible Invention that Changed the Face of Driving

At this point, you probably notice your windshield wipers as much as you notice how often you blink or how many times your heart beats in a minute. It's become second nature. But the history of these little lifesavers is fascinating.

homeowner liability
What Happens If You Fall at Your Friend or Relative's House?

Every day, we speak with people injured from slip and fall accidents and unsafe property conditions. It’s very common to suffer a slip and fall injury while visiting the home of a friend, neighbor, or relative.

Clearing Snow and Ice From Windshield
5 Terrible Excuses 'Peephole' Drivers Make

Your car is covered with a layer of snow and ice. You pull out your scraper, clear off part of the windshield, get behind the wheel, and pull off. You're now a "peephole" driver.

What is Electronic Stability Control?
The Most Important Safety Feature You've Never Heard Of

Sure, everyone knows about seatbelts and airbags – two of the most well known safety inventions in recent memory. But what about Electronic Stability Control – otherwise known as ESC? With technology advancing as quickly as it does, this amazing safety feature might have flown right under your radar – until now.

What Renters Don't Know About Snow Removal
What Renters Need to Know About Snow Removal

The cost of maintaining a property can be expensive, so it's good to know your landlord is there to help if something breaks. But what about when you wake up to a couple inches of snow? Who's responsible for clearing that?

how to avoid icy accidents
How To Avoid 5 of Winter’s Worst Icy Situations

Icy conditions can be even more dangerous than slushy or snowy ones. As winter temperatures fluctuate, densely packed snow on the ground melts and then refreezes into patches of ice. These slippery spots can lurk on roads or sidewalks even when it’s sunny, but temperatures are not yet high enough for it to melt.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Your Teen a Car
How to Buy the Right Car For Your Teen

Teaching a teen to drive can be a white-knuckled, hold-on-for-dear-life experience. But once you've conquered the fear, and they've passed their road test, you have to make a decision: Will your teenage driver use your car, or will they get their own?

Survive This Winter with Ease
Tips to Survive the Next 6 Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow again, making it the 107th time since 1887 that he's called for 6 more weeks of snow. Thanks a lot, Phil. Since our law firm is committed to keeping people safe, we've put together a short list of things to know to help you survive the final stretch of winter.

zodiac sign driving habits
What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Driving Habits

Horoscopes—are they just a silly feature at the back of magazines, or do they offer real insight? What if our zodiac signs influence some of our personality traits, and could give us clues to how we'll act in certain situations?

snow fun no fun
When Snow Fun Becomes No Fun

Whether it be sledding or skiing, the winter season comes with lots of opportunities for outdoor fun. However, sometimes these snowy adventures can take a dangerous turn. Learn how to help prevent the potential hazards of these popular winter pastimes.

new year tort options
New Year, New Car Insurance: Limited Tort vs. Full Tort

The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your car insurance policy. Will your current coverage adequately protect you and your family in the event of a serious auto accident?